VICTORIA – Two announcements today are kick-starting the Youth Futures Education Fund (YFEF) to support former youth in care with living expenses while they pursue post-secondary education on a tuition waiver or bursary.
The YFEF will make an inaugural disbursement of $200,000 to 11 B.C. post-secondary institutions that offer tuition waivers or bursaries to former youth in care to help support them with other costs associated with their education such as housing, food and transportation.
In addition, Coast Capital Savings, the founding funding partner of the YFEF, will add to its original $200,000 contribution with another $100,000 to the fund. The Blue Moon Fund (held at the Vancouver Foundation) will also contribute $120,000 to this important and worthy cause.